Best 120 film to buy for Brownie six 20 special : LUSENET : Brownie Cameras : One Thread

I have a six 20 special and am wondering if the camera exposure is f14 at 1/30 or 1/50 sec. what would the best 120 film be and light conditions that will allow that specific exposure. How did they do it in the old days to expose to all conditions?

-- Ron Sellers (, March 06, 2001


Hi, Ron, I'm certainly no expert, but I now own 3 620 cameras, and have been experimenting with all kinds of film speeds in color and B/W. I re- spool 120 onto 620 spools (which you will need to do with your six-20 special) myself, and have found this procedure to be almost as enjoyable as the exposure - call me weird. Anyway, I recommend you do your own experimenting to find out what works best for your camera. When it was built, film was a lot different, and now that your camera's about 50 years old, the shutter speed may not be actually as advertised. The experimentation will also give you a great deal of satisfaction.

Good luck! Pete Lutz

-- Peter Lutz (, March 07, 2001.

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